Five Five 2.0: July Runfessions

It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

and it’s also Friday so, I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

My topic for today is: Five July Runfessions

1.I runfess…

I usually run races EVER weekend in the summer time but this month, I only ran two. I skipped THREE weekend races!!

I know. Can you believe it?

I think it’s cuz my job is so tiring.  I just want to sleep in on Saturday or drive up to the lake and just sit!!

Does anyone else get lazier in the summer?

2. I runfess…

I did run a 5k this past weekend.  I didn’t go for a PR but I did want to beat my friend Holly (who beat me the last two races) and win an Age Group award.  I know running is supposed to be fun but it is more fun when you win.  Am I the only one who is so competitive?

Holly is a good sport when I beat her!

3. I runfess…

I am been purging big time from my closet.  I have too many things that I no longer wear.

So why am I tempted to buy more running skirts?

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4. I runfess…

Speaking about temptation, I am still tempted to sign up for the SurfTown Half Marathon on Sept. 10.

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hilly bit pretty scenery

I am waiting to see if my friend’s house will definitely be re-built and ready to live in by then.

5. I runfess…

I complain that with work, I don’t have enough time to run. (It will get worse because my co-worker just left so that means more traveling in the fall….)

But I took two days off from work last week. One day to hike with a friend and another to go the NY Botanical Gardens.  I have another day off planned for August. And it’s to go to the Race Track.

we do it every year – for over 30 years!!

So no sympathy for me about my weekday runs or lack of!

But “a girl’s just gotta have fun…”

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month?



27 thoughts on “Five Five 2.0: July Runfessions

  1. I’m running fewer races this year – it’s just how things have turned out, it wasn’t intentional – but I don’t have FOMO…weird. I guess it’s just too hot right now to think about too much exertion, LOL. Sorry your coworker left; I hope with the extra travel you’ll get to see more Broadway shows and the like – at least you seem to take advantage of your travels to make the most of each trip. 🙂


  2. I am competitive. But obviously not so much with other runners, since a lot of my runner friends are way faster than me anyway.

    I’m sorry that work will get harder. Maybe by then you’ll find another job . . .


  3. Hahahaha, as long as it’s only a friendly competition between you and Holly (as you’re friends), I think it’s healthy. You push each other, and you both win because of it.


  4. Life is short- enjoy what you can when you can! And you are doing fine with the running anyway. Sometimes you win – yes you should celebrate! It wouldn’t be any fun if you won all the time so that why you have to make the must if it when you do!


  5. My workout clothes drawer is in desperate need of a good purging! I’m going to have to get some of those skirt hangers that Deborah posted about for my running skirts too!!

    I definitely get more lazy in the summer when it comes to racing. Mainly because I know my finish times will be much slower than normal (due to the dang heat and humidity) …so I don’t bother racing this time of year. I know, that’s pretty sad.

    That girls trip to the racetrack sounds like great fun!


    • My closet to too full for hangers.

      I think it’s age. I used to race every weekend in the summer.

      I only go to the track once a summer. It’s very popular here. It’s fun and a lot of fun if you win money.


  6. Hey fun is where it’s at! I am not motivated to race at all lately. Not sure what’s up with that. I’m having enough trouble trying to get my long runs in for this dang marathon.


  7. You look like you are having a good time with all your summer activity, missing is few runs is fine 🙂 I get really worn out from my 10 hour days, I have been slacking at night bad…which means very little strength training happens.
    It is always fun to buy more running stuff LOL


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